• The future of computer processing? Slow but safe | John Naughton

    6 days ago - By The Guardian

    The Meltdown and Spectre security flaws exposed the vulnerability of our networked world - and the only feasible fix will be at the expense of speed I ran into my favourite technophobe the other day. “I see,” he chortled, “that your tech industry (he holds me responsible for everything that is wrong with the modern world) is in meltdown!” The annoying thing is that he was partly right. What has happened is that two major security vulnerabilities - one of them has been christened “Meltdown”, the other “Spectre” - have been discovered in the Central Processing Unit chips that power most of...
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